Talented Defensive Back Enjoys Auburn Visit

Defensive back prospect Bryce Lewis talks about his visit for Auburn's Junior Day and what he likes about the Tigers.

Lilburn, Ga.—Holding early offers from Boston College, Vanderbilt and Georgia State, Parkview defensive back Bryce Lewis was one of around 150 prospects on hand for a recent Junior Day on the Auburn campus and came away impressed by the facilities and the attitude surrounding the program.

A 6-1, 175 cornerback with the ability to make plays in space, Lewis was one of the top performers at the recent Rising Seniors Game in Georgia. Getting attention from the Auburn staff, he notes that he really enjoyed his trip to the Plains.

"I enjoyed the visit a lot," Lewis says. "I like all the new coaches they have brought in. I just like their fire and motivation and what's in store, at least for my class and the class before me.

"I no idea what their views were and how they planned to handle losing all their coaches," he adds. "It was really cool and kind of motivating to see how they are just deciding to pick it up and get back on top."

Being recruited as a defensive back by the Tigers and capable of playing corner or safety, Lewis says he got the opportunity to spend a lot of time with secondary coaches Melvin Smith and Charlie Harbison while he was in town. Already familiar with Harbison from his time at Clemson, Lewis says it was fun to sit down and talk football with them.

"Coach Smith is really funny," Lewis says. "He's a real cool guy. I like Coach Harbison and his beliefs and what he said in our meeting. I just like the way they run their defense."

Still waiting on an offer from Auburn, Lewis notes that he wants to get back to see the Tigers in action during spring training and also expects to get a visit from the Tigers once Parkview hits the field in two months.

"I plan to get back to Auburn at least for one of their spring practices," Lewis says. "I think they're going to get up to one of my spring practices as well."

As a junior Lewis finished with 60 total tackles and 12 pass break-ups for the Panthers. As a sophomore he made 43 tackles and added three interceptions.


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